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Once again - I really can't stay away from them when they burst forth in all their glory around this time of year - one of the garden Meconopsis. Many of you will realise the reflection is captured via flash plus my, by now, quite famouse, black dish! Bg darkened somewhat in PS afterwards.

In response to a couple of questions, I don't have lots of these gorgeous plants. Had to save 3 plants last year as they were being overwhelmed with other plants growing in the same area. They are now transplanted into a very sheltered spot well out of the strong winds we get up here and seem delighted with their new spot. My hope is they'll self-seed and there will be lots more in future.

Tags: General Flowers and plants Close-up and macro Digitally manipulated Wildlife and nature Flash and lighting

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barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 1:58PM
such a stunning colour ... do you have many ?

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11 Jun 2012 2:04PM
Have to agree with Barbara the colour is very special fine detail nice one

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Graham GrinGrinGrin
11 Jun 2012 2:47PM
A stunner, beautiful colour and superb detail.

gingerdelight 11 298 11 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 2:56PM
Gorgeous! I never tire of seeing these wonderful flowers, such a beautiful colour!
Fefe Plus
6 23 31 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 3:25PM
morpheus1955 11 3 2 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 3:44PM
Stunning shot Ann, fabulous colour and excellent detail.

CaroleS Plus
7 433 3 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 3:57PM
This one is a beautiful colour, great detail too.
11 Jun 2012 4:00PM
Fantastic colour and reflection, Ann, a stunning image.
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
11 Jun 2012 4:01PM
Gorgeous, Ann, that colour really is stunning. Carol
nikshot 8 9 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 4:16PM
Beautiful strong colour and lovely detailed shot.

9 10 10 England
11 Jun 2012 4:31PM
The colour is beautiful Ann - I hope they flourish in their new spot in the garden.
11 Jun 2012 4:42PM
A stunning image and what a wonderful colour,and superb details,well done Ann..Lin
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
11 Jun 2012 4:46PM
Sheltered spot, good idea!
andylea 9 37 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:09PM
fantastic colours ann brilliant detail a real beauty nice one Wink
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
11 Jun 2012 5:36PM
What a beauty, Ann. That blue is superb, and excellent sharpness as well.

LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:40PM
All of the above!
AnnChown Plus
8 207 1 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 5:55PM
Stunning detail, colour, light and reflections! Just beautiful!
Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
11 Jun 2012 7:33PM
Outstanding macro shot Ann
love the colours and detail
11 Jun 2012 7:52PM
Excellent shot stunning sharpness and colour
11 Jun 2012 9:02PM
Lovely shot Ann Smile
11 Jun 2012 10:50PM
Excellent colour and detail in this beautiful shot Ann.

goso 11 2 1 Australia
12 Jun 2012 5:13AM
Splendid detail Anne ...Bill
Well contrasted stamens, petals and stalk, Ann. Pleasing petal color. - Raja.
Stunning vibrant blue captured... Super sharp
jaktis 14 84 Sweden
13 Jun 2012 5:34AM
I do like them

gazlowe 6 8 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 9:33AM
DanielD 8 1 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 11:41AM
Stunning details - great presentation - like the colours - Excellent captured

Regards Daniel
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
13 Jun 2012 12:25PM
I will never tire of seeing these blue beauts of yours, Ann Smile

And you photograph them in a different way each time.

WONderful detail and colour you've got here.

Andrew Smile
13 Jun 2012 4:58PM
A beautiful blue and fabulous detail even down to the hairs on the stem.

sable 9 9 7 United Kingdom
13 Jun 2012 9:13PM
Absolutely stunning - Elizabeth xx
Billyray 10 70 3 United Kingdom
14 Jun 2012 3:37PM
Yet another beauty Ann. Superb detail and lovely colour. This is a lovely flower.
PaulLiley 8 2 13 United Kingdom
15 Jun 2012 2:20PM
Gorgeous colour looks great on black. paul
15 Jun 2012 7:52PM
Fabulous composition
NeilWigan Plus
7 17 16 England
16 Jun 2012 9:21AM
I am told digital cameras like the colour blue,yours certainly seems to0,lovely .
dmhuynh72 10 44 3 United Kingdom
16 Jun 2012 9:32AM
Beautiful light, colours and that black dish provided lovely reflections again Ann.
Gorgeous Ann, the colour is wonderful and so is the detail Grin
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
16 Jun 2012 11:14PM
An exquisite floral image Ann, I love that beautiful shade of blue and the reflection in the black dish
LexEquine 11 19 United States
17 Jun 2012 6:00PM
'Superb Color, tones, fine details, & presentation,' Ann~~ Smile

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